“T” appellations


Temecula derives its name from the Luiseno Indian term "where the sun shines through the mist." True to its name, the region is known for the mist that lingers until mid-morning on its 1,400 foot plateau. Temecula is a very warm region that receives little rainfall, which creates a short growing season that lasts from March to September. Fortunately, the vineyard altitudes and Pacific breezes moderate the temperatures, creating cool nights that prevent the grapes from baking in the summer heat and allow them to maintain some of their natural acidity.

The vines are planted in granite and sandy loam soil with good drainage, and the vineyards are irrigated from underground aquifers. Wineries have grown grapes here since 1966, and today over 20 wineries are producing Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Syrah and Pinot Gris.


United States → California → San Diego County

Appellation Type

American AVA

Wineries (21)

Alex's Red Barn Winery
Baily Vineyard
Bella Vista Cilurzo Vineyard and Winery
Callaway Vineyard and Winery
Churon Winery
Falkner Winery
Filsinger Vineyards and Winery
Hart Winery
Keyways Vineyard and Winery
Leonesse Cellars
Maurice Car'rie Vineyard and Winery
Miramonte Winery
Mount Palomar Winery
Palumbo Family Vineyards and Winery
Ponte Family Estate
South Coast Winery
Stuart Cellars
Thornton Winery
Van Roekel La Cereza Vineyard and Winery
Wiens Family Cellars
Wilson Creek Winery and Vineyard

Wines (3)

South Coast Winery Chardonnay Temecula Carter Estate 2007 Temecula White
Stuart Cellars Long Valley Red Temecula 2005 Temecula Red
Stuart Cellars Cabernet Franc Temecula 2005 Temecula Red